I bribe my horse. Well, not in conventional ways like with money, sugar cubes or carrots. I use massage. Calvin is a school horse and he always falls out on the right side. He even has white hairs on his neck and behind the girth to prove it. I’ve been getting so frustrated that I’ve decided to relax both of us with a good massage.

I’ve discovered his sweet spot! If I rub behind Calvin’s right ear he nearly falls over. I only see him once a week and it’s so gratifying that he greets me at the gate.